Adult Lap Swimming, Novice Springboard Diving, Novice Swim Team, Novice Synchronized Swim Team, Novice Water Polo Team, Special Olympic Swim Team
Year Round Pool (Indoor / Heated)
Special Olympics swim team is designed for athletes who want to train and compete in Special Olympic events. For persons with mental and/or mental-physical disabilities only.
This program is intended for the recreational participant. It does not come with any commitment to the program depending on the chosen level of participation. It is a seasonal program, however we encourage year-round participation in order to experience the full breadth of aquatic competition. Team practices include water instruction and may include dry land warm-ups. There is an opportunity for all participants to compete against other teams with similar ability and age citywide. Participation awards are given seasonally to each individual. Program is designed to accommodate both male and female participants.
Prerequisites: Participants must be 7-17 years of age and must be able to swim the width of the pool and back in deep water of that designated pool.
|•||Inner tube Polo Team|
|Similar to traditional polo, this program is played by moving through the water on inner tubes. This program is designed to involve all levels of swimming abilities.|
|•||Springboard Dive Team|
|Includes instruction on 1-3 meter board depending on location. Training on technique to accomplish required dives.|
|Includes instruction on the four basic competitive strokes.|
|•||Synchronized Swim Team (Synchro Team)|
|Includes instruction on figures, routines, and choreography.|
|•||Water Polo Team|
|Includes instruction on drills, shooting, passing, swimming conditioning, and overall knowledge of the game.|
U.S. TEAMS (C.O.L.A.)
Participate in the Southern California or Southern Pacific section of United States Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, and Water Polo. These teams also compete against swimmers of the same age and level and qualify for national tournaments. Prerequisite: Try-out with coach/manager, orientation and parent participation.
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For persons with mental or physical disabilities, this program helps participants to learn and improve skills, maintain and increase physical fitness, achieve success and receive recognition, and experience self-actualization in a regular aquatics environment.
SMALL CRAFT PROGRAM
The city provides instruction in canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and other type of small craft activities.
JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM
The Junior Lifeguard Program is a class designed to teach children ages 10-17 years basic water safety, skin diving, CPR, First Aid, and small crafts skills.
This course is designed for individuals interested in becoming L. A. City lifeguards. Students are trained in Red Cross Safety courses, given swim conditioning and interview training in preparation for upcoming lifeguard tests.
|This fat-burning fitness workout incorporates muscular and cardiovascular conditioning. Exercise includes some rhythmic activities, muscle strengthening and toning while having fun too!|
|A low stretch and walk class that moves at a more leisurely pace. This class promotes flexibility, improves posture and increases cardiovascular endurance. Enjoy the rewards of working in a safe and effective exercise program.|
|A high intensity, high stepping, exciting water exercise program. Enjoy the benefits of this "Step in Water" program designed to minimize land (shock) impact, gain greater flexibility and resistance. This class will challenge even the toughest "Aerobic Animal". Ideal for non-swimmers too! Not recommended for those just beginning an exercise program.|
|A new water exercise concept using the "woggle", a colorful and exciting buoyancy device that provides extra stability when exercising. The class helps strength building thru a cardiovascular, fat burning aerobic workout. This is a shallow water activity recommended for all ages, giving even non-swimmers confidence.|
|A deep-water exercise class that strengthens and builds all over muscle tone without impact to the joints. Belts will be provided or you may bring your own. Participants must be to able to swim in deep water.|
COMMUNITY WATER SAFETY
|•||Community Water Safety|
|The purpose of this course is to present information about various aquatics environments and their potential hazards and to inform the general public on how to safely participate in aquatic activities.|
|To provide Lifeguard candidates and lifeguards with the skills and knowledge necessary to keep the patrons aquatics facility safe in and around the water.|